Synopsys acquires Target Compiler Technologies Synopsys announced it has completed the acquisition of Target Compiler Technologies, a privately held company that provides software tools to design and program application-specific instruction-set processors. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Mentor Graphics wins patent infringement verdict, awarded $36M in damages Mentor Graphics (MENT) announced that a Portland, Oregon jury delivered a verdict in favor of Mentor in a trial in which Mentor asserted infringement of one of its patents against Emulation and Verification Engineering S.A. and Synopsys (SNPS). The jury in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon found that one Mentor patent – U.S. Patent No. 6,240,376 – was directly and indirectly infringed by EVE and Synopsys. As part of the verdict, the jury awarded damages of approximately $36M and certain royalties to be paid to Mentor Graphics.